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Jobs I Do Not Want To Have When I Grow Up

His jacket reads “Minato Tobacco Rules”

Walking back from the Nezu Museum this week, I was crossing the street behind this official government worker. Yes, his job is to walk around my neighborhood in a flourescent yellow windbreaker, picking up soggy cigarette butts with industrial-sized tongs.

Let’s just zoom in on that satisfying day’s work, shall we?

Jonelle Patrick tries to avoid all gainful employment by writing novels set in Tokyo

When Detective Kenji Nakamura’s phone rings with the news that his mother’s death wasn’t an accident, his life begins to unravel…read more

 

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

5 thoughts on “Jobs I Do Not Want To Have When I Grow Up Leave a comment

  1. Oh my goodness. Actually we could use some of those guys here. Hope you are enjoying your time. 🍵❣️

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